Feature

Al Qaida is here

The week's news at a glance.

London

Five British Muslims were convicted this week of plotting with al Qaida to bomb British targets with fertilizer bombs. Four of the men, including ringleader Omar Khyam, are of Pakistani origin; the other was born in Algeria. Khyam said he and other British Muslims trained with the Kashmiri militant group Lashkar-e-Toiba, which has close ties to al Qaida. They used the Lashkar camps in the Pakistani part of the Kashmir province, the subject of a territorial dispute with India. The prospect of al Qaida–trained terrorists flitting about the world on British passports has the U.S. government worried. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff has opened talks with the British on how to limit the access of British citizens of Pakistani origin to the U.S.

Recommended

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to activists in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus
Center for Civil Liberties
Democracy and Resistance

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to activists in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus

What OPEC's latest move means for Biden and Putin
A gas line.
Picture of Joel MathisJoel Mathis

What OPEC's latest move means for Biden and Putin

Thailand daycare massacre leaves 37 dead, including children
Police guards daycare
tragedy

Thailand daycare massacre leaves 37 dead, including children

Brittney Griner is 'very afraid' and at her 'weakest moment,' wife says
Brittney Griner
#FreeBrittney

Brittney Griner is 'very afraid' and at her 'weakest moment,' wife says

Most Popular

Survey reveals less than half of Americans plan to get flu shot this season
influenza vaccine syringe photo
Masks trump flu vax

Survey reveals less than half of Americans plan to get flu shot this season

Russian war bloggers warn Ukraine is threatening Kherson defensive lines
Ukraine inroads in Kherson
War on the Rocks

Russian war bloggers warn Ukraine is threatening Kherson defensive lines

Lizzo invited for an encore flute performance at James Madison's home
Lizzo
play it again sam?

Lizzo invited for an encore flute performance at James Madison's home